Q: Correct wheels and tires for my car

asked by on

I have a VW Golf 2012 and my car currently have costume wheels the previous owner left on and they are terrible, they won't hold its air pressure, luckily a fried. Is giving me 5 in exellent conditions 18X8.0 offset 45mm rims. And I want to know if they will fit in my car without compromising the performance of the car, and if I could use regular all season tires. Please if anyone could help I'll appreciate it. Thanks!

My car has 59000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Any wheels other than the factory wheels will compromise the vehicle’s performance to a certain extent. I would recommend getting the factory wheels if you can as they are the best suited for your vehicle. If the factory wheels are not an option, I would recommend removing on wheel to see if the lug studs line up. If the bolt pattern is the same, I would then get some lug nuts that hold the wheels on to your vehicle securely. I would also strongly recommend that the wheels get torqued to factory specification and that the torque gets rechecked once every couple of weeks for a period of time until you are confident that they will remain tight. If you are unsure about any of this, enlist the assistance of a qualified professional.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Correct wheels and tires for my car

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car shuts off and won't start

Hello there. First off, I would no longer take your car to a mechanic that tells you to only come if the check engine light comes on; as this is an indication that they are using a code reader and...

Q: Where would i see signs of leakage from a faulty fuel pressure sensor?

Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you want to do is check the electrical connections to the fuel pressure regulator. If the regulator is connected securely, there are no electrical wires exposed or damaged, and it looks...

Q: 2009 Volkswagen Passat Aux Not Working?

Hello. To help you find the cause of your aux cord not working I suggest doing a little process of elimination. If you have another device try to plug that device and Aux cord into your car because it may...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...